Distinguished Visiting Fellowship


In 1998 the Foundation endowed a fellowship so that New Zealand’s six law schools could have the opportunity to host a distinguished international scholar for up to two months each year.

This award enables the sharing of legal knowledge for the benefit of both the legal profession and law students in New Zealand.

Value $40,000, annually.

More about the Fellowship and the 2014 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Selection is by Invitation

Individuals cannot apply for this award. The selection is carried out by the Deans of New Zealand’s law schools in conjunction with the New Zealand Law Foundation.

Terms of Reference

Previous Distinguished Visiting Fellows

2014: Professor Jane C. Ginsburg

Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University School of Law, and Faculty Director of its Kernochan Centre for Law, Media and the Arts.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2014 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor  Jane C. Ginsburg

2013 : Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers

First President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

About the recipient and their work Public lecture, courtesy of University of Otago
Photo of 2013 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers

2012 : Professor Andrew Ashworth

Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Public lecture, courtesy of University of Otago
Photo of 2012 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow Professor Andrew Ashworth

2011 : Emeritus Professor Ben Boer

Emeritus Professor in Environmental Law from University of Sydney.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Public lecture, courtesy of University of Otago
Photo of 2011 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow Emeritus Professor Ben Boer

2010: Professor Graham J Zellick

President of Tax Valuation Tribunal for England. Former Chairman of England’s Criminal Cases Review Commission (for the UK).

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Public lecture, courtesy of University of Otago
Photo of 2010 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Professor Graham J Zellick

2009: Dame Hazel Genn

Dean of Laws, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Co-director of University College of London Judicial Institute.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2009 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Dame Hazel Genn

2008: Professor Martin Krygier

Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory. Co-Director of Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2008 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Professor Martin Krygier

2007: Professor Brent Cotter

Professor at College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2007 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Professor Brent Cotter

2006: Professor John Borrows

Director of Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, Canada.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2006 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Professor John Borrows

2005: Professor John Eekelaar

Co-Director, Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2005 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Professor John Eekelaar

2003: Professor Benedict Kingsbury

Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law Director, Institute for International Law and Justice, at New York University School of Law.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2003 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Professor Benedict Kingsbury

2002: The Right Hon Beverley McLachlin

The Chief Justice of Canada.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2002 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  The Right Hon Beverley McLachlin

2001: Professor John McEldowney

Professor of Law at Warwick School of Law, Coventry.

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2001 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Professor  John McEldowney

2000: Professor David Vaver

Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law in the University of Oxford. Emeritus Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford. Former Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. Previously a faculty member at Osgoode (1985-98), UBC (1978-85), and the University of Auckland (1972-78).

About the recipient and their workView Fellow’s web link
Photo of 2000 NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow  Professor David Vaver

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